Archives for July 2010

Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest in Paoli, Indiana

Eighty-eight acres of old growth still stand as “virgin forest” inside this Indiana attraction. Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest is a preserved area in Paoli, Indiana that’s found inside the very large Hoosier National Forest. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to this area, where walnut trees stretch some forty inches wide, and oak trees are older than […]

Reach Out and Read Hosts Sixth Annual Fundraiser September 24

In today’s high speed, image based society, children are reading less and less. Television, video games, and the internet are swiftly replacing books and magazines as the entertainment of choice, and fewer families own books. This is especially true for families struggling to get by: almost one in four lower income families have fewer than […]

Greenfield Real Estate Market Has a Ways to Go in June, 2010

When the recently expired federal tax credit for new home purchases ripped the heart out of real estate markets in several central Indiana cities many wondered when, or if, a rebound might occur. For many of those markets, the answer was June, 2010. For the Greenfield real estate market, unfortunately, this was not the case […]

Indianapolis Music Events 7/29 to 8/1: The Elms Say Farewell, NUVO’s Best of Indy, Metal Fests Abound

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the Circle City says goodbye to a longtime Hoosier favorite, NUVO Newsweekly unfairly gathers the best music, food, and beer in Indianapolis for their annual Indy culture celebration, and metal/hardcore revels in the rock horns with no less than three Indianapolis festivals. It’s another weekend of jazz, hip-hop, rock, metal, […]

Franklin Real Estate Report – June 2010

The good news was that sales in Franklin, Indiana were up 2.9 percent. Tempering this news, however, is the fact that “2.9 percent”, in this case, translates into exactly 1 more sale than the previous month. Woohoo!!! Seriously though, any positive movement in this statistical category is good news, considering the alternative is zero, or […]

Marengo Cave in Marengo, Indiana

Southern Indiana is best known for its scenic rolling hills, caverns and caves. Glacial melt during the Ice Age shaped the area around Marengo on its way to the Ohio River. Marengo Cave has been developing for centuries and is still considered to be in its evolution process. Rapid water flow through parts of this […]

IMA Presents Nick Hennies: Psalms in Tara Donovan: Untitled

If you haven’t been to see the Tara Donovan exhibit at the IMA, GO NOW! An amazing maze of large scale installations, Tara Donovan: Untitled can only be likened to staring at a night sky full of stars. The feeling of smallness next to something so big, so infinite is a truly moving experience to […]

Youth Present Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Alice in Wonderland is a memorable part of anybody’s childhood. Whether reading Lewis Carroll’s kids novel, watching the Disney animated movie or enjoying the more contemporary live action version of the story, Alice in Wonderland is a fantasy adventure that is continually being reinvented. The Buck Creek Players Theatre youth productions add to this fabric […]

Indianapolis Welcomes Deb Mullins to Stage

Old fashion cabarets are far from out of style. These swank nightlife hot spots were forever immortalized in the sultry Broadway hit Cabaret, making smoke filled rooms with bluesy singers a very sexy idea. Indianapolis nightlife offers its own Cabaret at the Columbia Club on Monument Circle in Indianapolis downtown, where the best Indianapolis artists […]

Symphony on the Prairie Presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

The Marsh Symphony on the Prairie series has offered Indianapolis music a range of experience this summer. Nothing beats an outdoor concert in a beautiful and serene setting like Conner Prairie Living History Park in Fishers, Indiana. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra teams with Conner Prairie once more to present Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, an evening of […]

Review: Church Basement Ladies at Beef and Boards Theatre

What happens in the church basement stays in the church basement. At least that is the unspoken mantra of the women in Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre’s latest Indianapolis theatre offering Church Basement Ladies. This quaint show follows four women as they volunteer year round in one Lutheran church in Minnesota during the mid 1960s. […]

IMA Summer Nights Film Series: The Muppets Take Manhattan (July 30)

What better way to entertain your Indianapolis kids than with a film from the IMA’s Summer Nights Film Series? On Friday, July 30, 2010, the Indianapolis Museum of Art presents The Muppets Take Manhattan as part of their ongoing Summer Nights Film Series. This feature length film stars Jim Henson’s The Muppets as they adventure […]

Festival Raises Funds with Longest Dinner July 29, 2010

Its almost time for my favorite Indianapolis festival: the IndyFringe Theatre Festival in Indianapolis downtown. This week long Indianapolis arts celebration showcases the best of Indianapolis community talent, as well as bringing in fabulous touring fringe shows from across the United States and around the world. All this at a reasonable price to boot! How […]

Terre Haute by Indiana State University’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre at the IRT

Gore Vidal meets Timothy McVeigh in Edmund White’s Terre Haute at the IRT this weekend, as performed by Indiana State University’s Crossroads Repertory Theatre. This unique Indianapolis theatre production comes straight from Crossroad Repertory’s Theatre’s 2010 season in Terre Haute, Indiana. The gutsy show imagines a series of conversations between two figures that bear remarkable […]

Indiana State Library presents Jim Jones and Jonestown

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We have all heard this phrase. Young and old, it has become a part of our popular vernacular meaning don’t follow the crowd or become engulfed by an idea outside of yourself. For many this incantation calls up the horrifying image of the hundreds in Jonestown, Guyana who did drink the […]

Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks July 28 to Aug 1

All season long Indy Parks and Recreation have created great Indianapolis events to keep Hoosiers entertained. FREE and affordable concerts plus summer movies in the park make for a range of Indianapolis culture just waiting for Indianapolis people to engage with. This week Indianapolis parks offer concerts at Eagle Creek Park and Garfield Park and […]

O’Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, Indiana

Former Indiana governor Frank O’Bannon spent many relaxing afternoons with his wife, Judy, at an Indiana park once named the Wyandotte Woods State Recreational Area. Their favorite outdoor spot was also a part of the Harrison-Crawford  Forest near the Kentucky border. Hiking, swimming and camping are some of the most popular activities at this Indiana […]

Squire Boone Caverns in Mauckport, Indiana

Caves and caverns aren’t uncommon throughout southern Indiana, but the squire Boone Caverns are unlike any other. Everyday, one million gallons of water flush through this large underground cave system. It’s taken centuries for the gorgeous limestone and calcite formations to fully come together as they’re seen today. During warm weather months, tours of the […]

Lost River in Orangeville, Indiana

A large underground cavern system formed in many parts of southern Indiana, dating back to the Ice Age. Glaciers formed many of the naturally georgous day trip destinations near Orangeville, where portions of the Lost River can be seen flowing from underground. This Indiana attraction isn’t always visible, which is why it’ dubbed the Lost […]

Izakaya Japanese Bar and Grill: A Photo View

Located on 96th Street between I-69 and Master Road, Izakaya Japanese Bar and Grill is a Northeast Indianapolis Restaurant that features a Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar. Serving fresh quality steak, sushi, and seafood, Izakaya’s friendly and personable staff will assist you in your quest for great Japanese cuisine. They also offer a fast lunch […]